The Plant Journal

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Edited By: Christoph Benning

Impact Factor: 5.468

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 13/209 (Plant Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1365-313X

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Auxin-mediated lamina growth in tomato leaves is restricted by two parallel mechanisms
Hadas Ben-Gera, Asaf Dafna, John Paul Alvarez, Maya Bar, Mareike Mauerer, and Naomi Ori

An essential role of caffeoyl shikimate esterase in monolignol biosynthesis in Medicago truncatula
Chan Man Ha, Luis Escamilla-Trevino, Juan Carlos Serrani Yarce, Hoon Kim, John Ralph, Fang Chen and Richard A. Dixon

Heartwood-specific transcriptome and metabolite signatures of tropical sandalwood (Santalum album) reveal the final step of (Z)-santalol fragrance biosynthesis
Jose M. Celedon, Angela Chiang, Macaire M.S. Yuen, Maria L. Diaz-Chavez, Lufiani L. Madilao, Patrick M. Finnegan, Elizabeth L. Barbour and Jörg Bohlmann

MOL1 is required for cambium homeostasis in Arabidopsis

Nial Rau Gursanscky, Virginie Jouannet, Karin Grünwald, Pablo Sanchez, Martina Laaber-Schwarz and Thomas Greb

Salivary proteins of spider mites suppress defenses in Nicotiana benthamiana and promote mite reproduction

Carlos A. Villarroel, Wim Jonckheere, Juan M. Alba, Joris J. Glas, Wannes Dermauw, Michel A. Haring, Thomas Van Leeuwen, Robert C. Schuurink and Merijn R. Kant

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Editor-in-Chief Announcement:

Dear Readers,

Professor Christoph Benning intends to stand down from his tenure as Editor- in-Chief at the end of his current term. The likely start point for a new Editor-in-Chief will be sometime in 2018. In order to provide ample time for succession planning, we intend to have a successor agreed in time for the New Year. The Plant Journal exists to support the plant science community and will consider applications for the role of Editor-in-Chief from candidates outside of the existing board.

Interested candidates for this role should apply to . The journal will consider applicants with either past Editor-in-Chief experience or Editors who have held senior roles within the top publications in the field of plant sciences. Applications should include previous roles held, a cv and a brief 1-2 page proposal outlining the candidates vision for the journal under their stewardship.

The closing date for applications is 5th November 2016.

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